Monday, June 10, 2013

the last book I ever read (The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates, excerpt six)

from The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates:

Closing his eyes, so moved, Upton recited for Meta several exhilarating passages of Zarathustra, that couldn’t fail to sway anyone of sensibility; ending with the thrilling words—“‘A free life is still free for great souls. Verily, whoever possesses little is possessed that much less: praised by a little poverty!’”

To which Meta said, “Then we are much praised, I guess! For we are more than a little poor.”

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